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Sustaining Professional Learning Communities / Edition 1

by Alan M. Blankstein, Paul D. Houston, Robert W. Cole
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412949386

ISBN-13: 9781412949385

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Professional learning communities have become a significant factor in improving instructional effectiveness and student achievement. In the third volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series, educators and leaders will discover key concepts and strategies for sustaining the critically important work of these communities. Contributions from Shirley M. Hord,

Overview

Professional learning communities have become a significant factor in improving instructional effectiveness and student achievement. In the third volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series, educators and leaders will discover key concepts and strategies for sustaining the critically important work of these communities. Contributions from Shirley M. Hord, Maurice J. Elias, Karen Seashore Louis, Andy Hargreaves, Stephanie A. Hirsh, and other nationally known educators highlight Leadership teams and a collaborative culture, The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Multiple approaches for supporting social-emotional learning in schools, Leadership, real-world challenges, and moral choices.

A thought-provoking collection from educational visionaries, Sustaining Professional Learning Communities is essential reading for all school leaders committed to strengthening learning environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412949385
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Soul of Educational Leadership Series , #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
About the Editors     ix
About the Contributors     xiii
Introduction     1
"Communities Committed to Learning": A Case Story of Building Sustainable Success   Nancy Shin Pascal   Alan M. Blankstein     5
Making the Promise a Reality   Shirley M. Hord   Stephanie A. Hirsh     23
Creating and Sustaining Professional Communities   Karen Seashore Louis     41
From Model Implementation to Sustainability: A Multisite Study of Pathways to Excellence in Social-Emotional Learning and Related School Programs   Maurice J. Elias     59
A Leadership Team Approach to Sustaining Social and Emotional Learning   James B. Vetter     97
Pursuit of Sustainability   Larry Leverett     121
Using National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a Framework for Learning Communities   Joseph Aguerrebere     143
Compelled to Create Collaborative Learning Communities   Deborah L. Wortham     161
Leading Professional Learning Communities: Moral Choices Amid Murky Realities   Andy Hargreaves     175
Index     199

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